Feeling a bit (cabin) feverish lately? Don’t worry–we’ve got a healthy dose of weekend fun right here. Start with a clinic just for your little ones’ fave stuffed friend. Next, pop by the National Building Museum’s hands on truck festival. Round out your weekend with an out-of-this world air show. Bet you’re feeling better already!


Silver Spring

Teddy Bear Clinic
Bring your favorite stuffed friend and explore the Teddy Bear Clinic at the National Museum of Health and Medicine with activities and crafts designed to highlight the body, physical fitness and healthy habits. Sat., 10 am. Free. Ages pre-k to 2nd grade. Event details.

Judiciary Square

The Big Build: A Hands-On Festival of Tools, Trucks, and Construction
Amateur builders young and old can build walls, carve stone, hammer nails, climb aboard trucks and other heavy equipment, and much more as they work side-by-side with designers, builders, and artisans demonstrating their skills. Meet plumbers, electricians, ironworkers, woodworkers, and experts in many other fields to learn about their professions and hobbies. Sat., 10 am-4 pm. Free. All ages. Event details.

Andrews Air Force Base

Look Up! Andrews Air Show
The Andrews Air Show is back (after a brief hiatus) with a free air show at Joint Base Andrews in Camp Springs, Maryland. The show features the Air Force’s premier aerial demonstration team, the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, performing fast-paced aerobatic maneuvers of two, four and six planes flying in formation. Sat., 9 am. Free. All ages. Event details. 

Glen Echo

The Grandsons, Jr. Family Concert
The Grandson’s Jr. were twice voted Children’s Music Artist of the Year by the Washington Area Music Association (the Wammies), and they’ll be performing just for you at Glen Echo’s Spanish Ballroom. There’s bench seating or you can bring a blanket to sit up front, but with so much space in the Ballroom, your little one will probably just want to bounce around and dance a while. Sat., 3:15 pm-4:15 pm. $7. All ages. Event details. 

14th Street

Dragons, Tacos, and Crafts…Oh My!
Bring your family for a morning of fun inspired by the bestselling children’s book, Dragons Love Tacos. Kids of all ages will love the live storytelling and dragon-and-taco themed crafts and activities. Come hungry and ready to enjoy the Taqueria Nacional taco bar. Sat., 10 am-12 pm. Free. All ages. Event details. 


Fiesta D.C.
This annual festival, which helps kick off Hispanic Heritage Month pulls no stops. The day is jam packed as the various Latino cultures represented in the D.C. area are spotlighted via a Parade of Nations, a children’s festival, a science fair, a diplomatic pavilion for embassies and consulates, arts and crafts stations and international cuisine booths. Sat.-Sun., 11 am-7 pm. Free. All ages. Event details. 

What’s one thing you insist on doing this weekend? Tell us in the comments section. 

–Ayren Jackson-Cannady

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